Tulips – “Wet” – Review

February 1, 1995

Uninspiring drone-to-howling vocals over noisy striptease music. I usually like them. Cover of Killdozer’s “King of Sex.”

Helium – “Pat’s Trick” – Review

February 1, 1995

“Pat’s Trick” is a chunk of bass and vacant vocals that builds into a singable noise-pop tune. “Ghost Car” gives me shivers. A hauntingly beautiful song.

Grunk – Review

February 1, 1995

These Amherst boys beat the Western, MA curse, by truly rocking the alternative-guitar-band angle. Good anger and passion; great playing and clever as hell.

Groovasaurus – Cheekus – Review

February 1, 1995

Groovasaurus know how to lock into a musical groove that can turn a room full of beer swillin’ younguns’ into a dancing, sweaty mass.

Gingerbutkis – Review

February 1, 1995

Intelligent, well-crafted and precision-executed eclectic pop. Ranges from They Might Be Giants to early Zappa. Everything but the kitchen sink here.

Fossil – Crumb – Review

February 1, 1995

Pretty lyrics, pretty vocals, pretty melodic guitar riffs. Nothing threatening here, not a trace of anger, menace or defiance. Just plain pretty.

Foetus – Null – Review

February 1, 1995

Foetus completists will want it for the extra songs, but everyone else should probably save their money and buy the album.

Foetus – Gash – Review

February 1, 1995

They have been dubbed an “industrial” band, but this album’s pure genius is orders of magnitude better than anyone else in the genre.

Spinning Jenny – Review

February 1, 1995

The voice of Cherie Felos and the guitar of Robin Gabrielli dominate the sound Spinning Jenny puts forth on their new, self-titled release.

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